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LORD ACE / Bio

LORD ACE STARTED RAPPING AT THE AGE OF 11. HE WAS INSPIRED BY HIS COUSIN WHO SOLD MUSIC OUT OF THE TRUNK OF HIS CAR IN THE EARLY 90'S. ALSO AT THIS TIME THERE WERE LEGENDARY ARTIST LIKE NAS, 2PAC, AND OUTKAST COMING OUT THAT INSPIRED HIM AS WELL. LORD ACE WAS KNOWN AS (RED ACE) AT THIS TIME. A NAME THAT HE AND HIS CHILDHOOD FRIEND CAME UP WITH. THE RED IN HIS NAME WAS INFLUENCED BY THE ON GOING GANG ACTIVITY THAT PLAGUED THE ST.LOUIS AREA AMONG OTHER CITIES AND AREAS AT THAT TIME (A MAIN SOURCE FOR THIS CAME FROM THE MOVIE "COLORS"). BUT WITH HIS FATHER GOING INTO THE MILITARY, HE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE THE HARSH REALITIES OF THAT LIFESTYLE, CHANGING HIS NAME SHORTLY AFTER. UNFORTUNATELY HIS CHILDHOOD FRIEND NEVER MADE IT OUT ALIVE, LOSING HIS LIFE WAY TO SOON. MOVING BACK AND FOURTH AND FROM STATE TO STATE, ACE CREATED A SMALL SCHOOL BUZZ RAPPING AT LUNCH TABLES IN TEXAS, KENTUCKY, AND VIRGINIA. EVENTIALLY HE MOVED BACK TO ST.LOUIS FOR GOOD IN 1999 CONTINUING HIS LUNCH TABLE SESSIONS.

SEEING HOW POPULAR HE BECAME BEING SUCH A ANIMATED WORDSMITH, HE DECIDED TO PERSUE HIS DREAMS MORE SERIOUSLY. WITH SOME HELP FROM A CLASSMATE HE FOUND HIMSELF AT THE FRONT DOOR OF A INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL NAMED V.I.P. RECORDS IN 1999. THE LABELS FRONT RUNNER (PAYBAK) WAS MAKING A LOT OF NOISE IN ST.LOUIS AT THE TIME, AS WELL AS THE LABELS PRODUCER FALA BEATS WITH A SINGLE CALLED "THERE THEY GO" THAT WAS GETTING MAJOR RADIO PLAY IN THE CITY AMONG OTHERS. FALA SAW THE PATENTIAL IN A YOUNGER ACE AND DECIDED TO BRING HIM INTO THE CAMP, (THE GHOSTCOAST RIDAS)( PAYBAK ,KING JACOB, CHACOLATE TAI, ICEBERGE, C,MON, GHETO CHILD, NO SLAK, AND LORD ACE ). ACE GOT A LOT OF EXPERIENCE FROM THE SHOWS, INTERVIEWS, AND SONG MAKING. ALSO THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THINGS FROM CONTRACTS, LABEL DEALS, MANAGERS AMONG OTHER THINGS. THIS WAS A TIME WHEN NELLY AND THE ST.LUNATICS WERE ON THE BRINK OF BLOWING UP NATIONWIDE. STAKES WERE HIGH AFTERWARDS AND THINGS STARTED TO GET SHAKEY AT THE LABEL. KING JACOB AND CHOCOLATE TAI WERE PICKED UP BY NELLY. LAWSUITS AROSE AND LORD ACE FOUND HIMSELF TO BE THE LAST ONE LEFT AT THE LABLE. BEING YOUNG WITH NO DIRECTION HE STAYED A COUPLE MORE YEARS AFTER ,HOPING FOR A CHANCE TO SHINE. BUT THE TIME WAS NOT RIGHT. HIS PROJECT WAS PUSH A SIDE AND REPLACED BY A YOUNGER BOY GROUP (THE YOUNG BOYZ) THAT WOULD CATER TO THE B2K ERA. EVENTIALLY ACE LEFT THE LABEL STILL UNDER CONTRACT, AND UNABLE TO DROP AN ALBUM. LOSING THE DRIVE AND MOTIVATION LORD ACE GAVE UP RAPPING AND SETTLED INTO A NORMAL 9 TO 5.

AFTER YEARS OF ABSENTS FROM THE LOCAL ST.LOUIS RAP SCENE AND HIS CONTRACT BEING OVER WITH V.I.P. RECORDS. LORD ACE HAS FOUND THE MOTIVATION TO CONTINUE HIS JOURNEY TO THE TOP. HE HAS STARTED HIS OWN LABEL UNDER THE NAME RIZE N SHINE RECORDS AND CREATED A NEW ALBUM CALLED ELEVATOR MUSIK. THE ALBUM ELEVATOR MUSIK IS THE NEW MOTIVATION AND THE NEW SOUND FOR A NEW LEVEL OF SUCCESS. THE NEW CAMPAIGN AND MOVEMENT IS OFFICIAL....#RIZENSHINE

General Info

Band Members
J.SWEARENGEN- SOLO ACT
Artist Name
LORD ACE
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/lordace
Active Since
11/99
Genres
Hip Hop / elevatormusik.net / Indie

Contact Info

Location
St. Louis, MO
Manager
DO IT YASELF MANAGEMENT